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Silam PPBM chief Hakim Gulam Hassan also wants the government to pay the salaries of religious teachers who are now being paid by parents.
Pakistan's madrasahs have long been accused of promoting extremist narratives and have been dubbed 'nurseries of extremism'.
However, intake of Form Four students into the pure science stream at a religious school in Maran was postponed as only 4 students were interested.
The finance minister says the education ministry managed Kedai Buku 1Malaysia.
Will the government stand firm on its resolve to change national schools to meet future challenges, or will it cave in to pressure again?
The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council will be given powers to regulate and inspect Islamic religious schools.
Deputy minister Fuziah Salleh says all religious and tahfiz schools must be registered and follow state rules.
Raja Muda of Perlis sets 2020 deadline and also wants religious schools to be registered with JAIPS.
Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi calls for private tahfiz schools to register with authorities to ensure safety of students.
Khalid Samad says Putrajaya has failed to meet parents' demand for such institutions.
Former minister Zaid Ibrahim says no one will answer for the tahfiz school tragedy as long as current government is in place.
Although the blaze that killed 23 people at a religious school yesterday is the highest in recent times, one that occurred in Kedah in 1989 took the lives of 27 female students.
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health head Lee Lam Thye says safety audits at Islamic schools must also be made compulsory.
Former minister Zaid Ibrahim also challenges Pakatan Harapan to come up with its solution to managing religious schools and ensuring children won't be beaten.
PAGE chief Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim criticises such schools which 'protect' teachers and ignore student pleas for the sake of the school's reputation.
Expert says hitting on the soles of the feet is a form of torture used to extract information and is effective as it leaves no mark, hence abuse cannot be proven.
Khalid Samad says the government must ensure better surveillance of the institutions.
Prime minister says government is highly committed to developing Islam and Islamic educational institutions.
Child rights activist James Nagayam says there seems to be no clear guidelines as to who is responsible for monitoring religious schools.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng says he realises times are hard but the state has the money to help because it is a clean government.
In apologising, Gerakan vice-president Dominic Lau Hoe Chai says he had no intention of criticising Islamic or religious schools.
He says there is a need to go back to how the country was originally envisioned to be — a secular country where politics and religion are kept separate.